I made this hoodie a while ago and I wear it alot, so I need to make more.
I started with a plain crew neck granny knit
because the colours are always a vintagey look and a stripey ribbed jumper that you see everywhere.
I cut off the neck ribbing as it was too chunky and sliced a split in the neck for an opening.
Added a toggle and edged the split with some of the second ribbed jumper.
The sleeves had stripes on too so I used them on the cuff after cutting off the existing ones.
I made a couple of front pockets from the ribbing as well.
I sliced off the bottom bulky ribbing.
The base hem of the ribbed jumper was great for the hem as it was self hemmed therefore I didnt need to double it over, adding back the bulk I had just removed.
The front and back across the chest had nice stripes and this is what became my hood.
It didnt take long to do once I had what I call my 'formula'. It will be easy converting similar jumpers now.
Ive been working on some more pin-cushions and here are the latest.
Ill be checking out what everyone else is up to over at Kirsty's as soon as ive done the school thing.